Longshots Have Surprise Up Sleeve?
In today’s Register our old amigo Martin Wisckol cobbled together a piece about, well, hard to say exactly what it was about, but among other things it contained some gems from OC Democratic Party boss Frank Barbaro.
It seems Frank is having buyer’s remorse after the singularly humiliating asswhipping Fred MacMurray had laid down on him by Chris Norby in the 72nd Special Election. Now, it seems Barbaro is wishing Sharon Quirk had stayed in the race.
“If we’d have had Sharon Quirk, I think we would have had a different result,” said Barbaro, a model of perseverance and optimism already looking ahead to the reelection Norby will seek later in the year. “We might have some surprises for him in November.”
Might have some surprises? Hell, the Sun might collapse in on itself, too.
To surprise Norby in November means the Dems have to have a credible candidate on board almost any day now. But who? Galloway now claims to live in the district, but is tied up elsewhere; Quirk-Silva? Maybe, but the last bug out seemed a bit, well, unusual. Hey, how ’bout Pam Keller? Nope; running for re-election. Rosie Espinosa? See Galloway comment, above.
So the Dems got nothin’. Just whistlin’ in the dark. All Norby has to do is make sure the mike is off.
One Reply to “Longshots Have Surprise Up Sleeve?”
“If we’d have had Sharon Quirk, I think we would have had a different result,” said Barbaro…
It isn’t the candidate (OK, maybe it was to some extent). It was the support. Why didn’t the OC Democrats throw everything they had behind MacMurray in the first round in November? With three Republicans and a Green in the race they might have had a chance if they had given MacMurray enough funding to get out more Democrat voters. They won’t get another chance like that one again soon. No wonder they lose so often.